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Fire destroys $795,000 home

A $795,000 home for sale in Cheney was destroyed this morning after a fire ignited in the garage.

A mother and son inside the home “were lucky they got out,” said Bruce Holloway, Spokane County Fire District 3 chief. The woman and boy were unhurt.

The cause of the blaze, which started in the garage, remains unknown, officials said. The fire is not considered suspicious.

About 5 a.m., the woman heard noises coming from the garage. She thought it was an intruder, and called 911. She saw smoke while on the phone and reported the fire.

The flames quickly spread into the attic and throughout the house, Holloway said. It’s a total loss.

The home, featured on Windermere Real Estate’s Web site, is located on 10 acres at 9318 S. Spotted Road. It was a 6,500 square-foot luxury rancher with four bedrooms and four baths.

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